Graduate Program - training and development video transcript

Maree Schipano: I started as a grad in 2009 as a Marketing Graduate and I now actually look after the Graduate Program. So I guess that shows you can think you're going to start somewhere...but end up somewhere completely different.

Daniel Demellis: Coming into Post as a graduate is the perfect kinda starting step to a long career.

Nicole Hatten: We're also encouraged to network a lot as graduates. So when you mention that you're a graduate, most people are willing to reach out.

Maree Schipano: What grads really like in terms of development is anything that is really different to uni. They're kinda sick of that whole classroom learning, so it's really about, let's get you out there, let's get you making presentations, let's get you, you know, doing an Amazing Race event out in the city.

Andrew Tang: We're all assigned a buddy, a graduate buddy. We had a lot of support initially before going into the role. So to get that support early on shows a lot of commitment from Australia Post. They really want to develop you and support you as much as they can.

Natasa Nenad: We had a great induction before we started for three and a half days. We got to meet all the other grads, we got to spend time with the grad coordinator as well. We did different workshops, you know, how to be professional in a work environment, effective communication and we got to meet our managers and HR representatives there as well.

Glyn Powell: Training and development starts in the first week. We have an orientation week, so we got to meet some senior leaders there but also do a few business acumen workshops which was from the simple things like how do you respond in a business way to an email, to how you answer the phone. They sound really basic, but when you first start, you kinda want to get those basics right. This might be the first time you've worked in business yourself.

Daniel Demellis: The roles themselves are a massive training and development thing. So I've rotated into different roles that I wouldn't have had exposure to otherwise and it's not something you really learn on a practical basis at university.

Kate Holper: As you come out of uni, often you're a bit unsure about what you might want to do. So coming into a program like this with lots of rotation options meant I could, you know, rotate to each area and learn about what I liked first and what I didn't like and then help to work out where I was best suited.

Glyn Powell: So I jumped on as a sales graduate, I never expected the opportunity to look at other business areas. So I've rotated through sales into like, a project management role, also had some digital experiences as well. Coming from a science and business background, I never thought I'd get an opportunity to do some digital work as well.

Maree Schipano: Our Graduate Program development has actually been in place for a couple of years now. So we've really seen what works and what doesn't. So I think that's a huge benefit for new grads coming in, is that we've actually learnt a lot of lessons and we've really readjusted to make it even better.